The footprint of the Dukes of Gramont is ubiquitous in that territory, as evidenced by the beautiful ruins of the castle fortress (XII-XVIII century), a listed building.
The church contains the tombs of the Dukes of Gramont, there are also a wonderful way of the cross by artist René-Marie Castaing, Grand Prix de Rome.
The old houses of the Rue Saint Jacques remind visitors that Bidache was an independent principality until 1789, with commercial activity developed. You can always visit the old port stands and walk along the old towpath along the Bidouze.
A Jewish cemetery attests to the presence of a large Jewish community in the 17th and 18th century.
Bidache stone, very hard limestone with veins of flint called the "Tignes" by the quarrymen, represented another important resource for the township. It is still used today.
If you go through Bidache, be sure to ask the Tourist Office of audio-guides that will tell the story of the village, with commentary by Bidachots, during a walk that takes you from the castle to the stele stonemasons through the church, the fountain and the Dalai path, not to mention the typical houses of the Rue Saint-Jacques.
Chateau des Ducs de Gramont, thirteenth and eighteenth century (ranked MH).
Parish Church Saint- Jacques Maggiore, 19th century ( Way of the Cross inscribed MH).
Cemetery Israelite, 17th century ( registered MH).
Traditional Port Bidache and hold steps.
Houses and the town of St Jacques.
Pont de Gramont.
To visit :
Château de Gramont visits from April to late October. Grassy plaza in front of the castle with free access all year. Schedule information to the Tourist Office on +33 5 59 56 03 49.
Course heritage village Bidache : discovery walk (with or without audio guide ) from the town of Bidache, its rich built heritage ( the church and his cross surprisingly, the small passage Barthe, Fountain Tale, former walkway, the beautiful St Jacques and exposed stone facades, wood -framed house from the 16th century arcaded houses, old synagogue stele stonecutters ). An explanatory panel is attached to each site. Audio guides and maps available for free at the Tourist Office.
Guided summer tours ( contact the Tourist Office of Bidache ).
Atelier art stained glass.
Castle and Bidouze : Level 2 ( 3:45 - 60 m elevation).
The Battan : Level 2 (2 hours - 120 m elevation).
Courses of Bidouze : former towpath Bidache Came to (12 km to / ) and Bidache Guiche (18 km to / ).
Pool Bidache : from 15 June to 15 September. Information +33 5 59 56 02 25.
Medieval Garden ( park alley sports ), children's playground.
Open House at the Castle : 15 August (with animations), and Sunday of the Heritage Days.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Farm for Bergouey -Viellenave : discovery of organic farming goats, the goat, the refining of various cheeses rooms. Free visit and tasting, Tuesday to Saturday 15h - 18h. Information +33 5 59 09 36 55.
Learning Path to Guiche old towpath enhanced with interpretive panels on the themes of flora, fishing, storks... which can be seen a few nests on the way. Departure : port de Guiche Road before the bridge on the right. 4.5 km to go, do not loop. Arrival : Port of Cassou.
Site Miremont Bardos : panorama breathtaking, 360 ° view on the Basque Country, the Pyrenees, the Basque coast and the Atlantic, the Béarn, the Landes and the Adour river ocean. Guidance tables on top, tables and benches for picnics, playground for children. In free and open all year round access.
Base pop Guiche : beach and swimming free and monitored ( 14h to 19h ), 8 jumps Water Jump, 4 slides, all levels ( ski jumping, snowboard, bike, skate, buoys... ) from 10 am to 20h. Playground, slakline, beach volleyball, canoeing, stand up paddle. Bar- tapas. From June to October. Information +33 5 59 58 78 34.
Water-ski lift Sames : wakeboarding, kneeboarding, waterskiing with accompaniment by qualified instructors from March to November. Wednesday to Friday : 14h -19h ; Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10h- 19h. Restaurant, swimming, fishing. Information +33 6 48 35 02 77.
Lake Sames : supervised swimming in water classified as " exceptional quality ", beach, water slides, paddle boats, tennis, mini -golf.
Romanesque-Gothic Church of Bergouey -Viellenave.
Bridge says "Roman" and mill Bergouey -Viellenave (reservation required on Wednesday and Saturday).
Traditional Ports holds tiers : Guiche, and Bidache Came ( without shims ).
Museum of the chair Cam: Monday to Friday. Information +33 5 59 56 05 12.
Workshops chair makers Cam, Monday through Friday. Information +33 5 59 56 03 49.
Exhibition mini cribs in church Bardos : Free access all year.